This calls into question her viability as a breeder. Could she dig a proper nest with soft stubs for feet, without claws? I don't know. I suppose if she found soft sand or very wet soil, she might be able to dig a nest of sorts.
I'm an artist and writer who lives in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio. With this blog, I hope to show what happens when you make room in your life, every day, for the things that bring you joy. Strange...most of them are free.
Sat. Nov. 5, 2016, 9:30 am-4 pm: Julie Zickefoose and all books/items for signing, sale at Buckeye Book Fair, Fisher Auditorium, Wooster, Ohio . For information call (330) 262-3244
Thu. Nov. 17, 2016 7 pm: "Baby Birds" at Athens Land Conservancy's Annual Meeting, ODNR Office, 360 E. State St. Athens OH. Book signing to follow.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 3 pm: An Afternoon with Julie Zickefoose at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Rd. Litchfield CT 06759,co-hosted by Litchfield Hills Audubon Society and WMCC. Members free, all others $10. Register online at link above, or call (860)-567-0857 to reserve a space.
Tues., Dec. 6, 2016, 6pm: An Evening with Julie Zickefoose, with original art from "Baby Birds" at Westerly Land Trust, 10 High St., Westerly, RI 02891. Tickets $10, a portion of each donated to the Westerly Land Trust. Tickets available at Eventbrite.Books for sale and signing after the illustrated talk and gallery walk.
Fri. Dec. 9, 2016, 7:45 pm: "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" at Peabody Essex Museum, Morse Auditorium, East India Square (161 Essex St) Salem, Massachusetts 01970. 978-745-9500. Co-sponsored by MassAudubon and the Essex Co. Ornithological Club.
Sun. Jan. 22 2017, 2:30 pm: "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" with booksigning at Marie S. Aull Education Ctr. 1000 Aullwood Rd., Dayton, OH 45414 Admission $5 adult, $3 children. Friends of Aullwood and Natl. Aud. Society members free.
If you like what you see, and are tempted to lift something for your own use, you need to contact me and play Mother May I. Extra points for genuflecting and offering recompense, linkage, and obsequious tribute. If you reproduce my photos, art or writing without asking, I will track you down with my Googlehounds, and you don't want that. Aooooooo!